Influence of blue light on the leaf morphoanatomy of in vitro Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamarck) Persoon (Crassulaceae).

@article{LealCosta2010InfluenceOB,
  title={Influence of blue light on the leaf morphoanatomy of in vitro Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamarck) Persoon (Crassulaceae).},
  author={Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Leal-Costa and Luana B S Nascimento and Nattacha dos Santos Moreira and Fernanda A. Reinert and S{\^o}nia Soares Costa and Celso Luiz Salgueiro Lage and E S Tavares},
  journal={Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          576-82
        }
}
Kalanchoe pinnata (Lamarck) Persoon (Crassulaceae) (air plant, miracle leaf) is popularly used to treat gastrointestinal disorders and wounds. Recently, the species was tested to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis with successful results. This medicinal activity was associated with the phenolic fraction of the plant. Blue light induces biosynthesis of phenolic compounds and many changes in anatomical characteristics. We studied the effects of supplementary blue light on the leaf morphology of in… CONTINUE READING
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